ORIOLES RUMORS & GOSSIP

A mix of young and old will be key to Baltimore Orioles success

While the 2012 Orioles proved to be a major surprise throughout the MLB, the 2013 team failed to improve upon the success from the previous year, falling just short of the postseason. At their core, the Orioles are made up of young and upcoming stars, who are finally starting to shine. Players like Chris Davis, Adam Jones, JJ Hardy, and Manny Machado are among the best at their positions...
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12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Orioles' Manny Machado to slide for first time since surgery

Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado has been rehabbing his surgically repaired knee much longer than he would have liked. He obviously wants to get back out on the field as soon as possible to help his team. Machado will take two big steps this weekend in his rehab to bring his season debut closer to reality.  Eduardo Encina of The Baltimore Sun reported the 21-year...
Via Sports Injury Alert
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Manny Machado could start minor league rehab assignment next week

Orioles third baseman Manny Machado, who resumed running the bases Wednesday in Sarasota, Fla., could go on a minor league rehabilitation assignment next week if all goes well. Running the bases -- and making the lateral cuts that involves -- is the final step in Machado’s rehab from offseason surgery to repair a torn patellofemoral ligament in his left knee. During spring training...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Orioles' Manny Machado close to rehab assignment

While the Baltimore Orioles improved to 7-7 on the season following a 3-0 shutout of the Tampa Bay Rays last night, they got some encouraging news from Sarasota on the injury front. Third baseman Manny Machado, recovering from a knee injury, ran the bases and appears close to starting a Minor League rehab assignment.As reported by Roch Kubatko at mansports.com, Machado had no...
Via Sports Injury Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Not time to hit the panic button on De La Rosa

It is not that pitching has always been the Colorado Rockies Achilles’ heel. As an organization the Rockies have just simply always had to work differently with pitchers than other franchises. Pitching at altitude has mentally derailed many young Rockies prospects. Young, promising, pitchers have often been know to wilt under the unique circumstances of pitching at Coors Field...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jake Odorizzi starts well but fades as Rays fall to Orioles

BALTIMORE (AP) --Miguel Gonzalez and two relievers combined on a six-hitter, and the Baltimore Orioles capitalized on two infield singles by Adam Jones in a 3-0 victory over the punchless Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday. Nick Markakis also had two hits for the Orioles, who outscored the Rays 10-1 in the rain-abbreviated, two-game series. Baltimore has won five of seven to reach .500...
Via Fox Sports Florida
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Markakis starts double play with great diving catch (GIF)

Baltimore Orioles outfielder Nick Markakis started a double play in Wednesday’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays. Markakis made a nice diving catch on a line off the bat of David DeJesus and then got up to too to shortstop J.J. Hardy to double James Loney off of second base. Things were not just good in the field for Markakis, as he also notched two hits at the plate but did not score.
Via Tireball.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles' Johan Santana to throw a bullpen session on Thursday

Mastering the art of resiliency, Baltimore Orioles left-hander Johan Santana will continue his road back to big leagues on Thursday, as the 35-year old is scheduled to throw a bullpen session at the team's minor league complex in Sarasota, Florida.Johan Santana will throw BP on Thursday in Sarasota, another step forward for his rehab from shoulder surgery. #orioles— Eduardo...
Via Sports Injury Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles eschew shaving cream pies, opt for real ones for postgame shenanigans (video)

Walloping a teammate with a shaving cream pie in order to congratulate him on a game-winning hit or what have you following a victory is so passé, at least as far as the Baltimore Orioles are concerned. The team has given up filling up a towel or pie tin or whatever with shaving cream and […] The post Orioles eschew shaving cream pies, opt for real ones for postgame shenanigans...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays at Orioles game preview

TV: Sun Sports Time: Pregame coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. The Baltimore Orioles and Tampa Bay Rays entered this series looking to get their offenses back on track. While Baltimore scored early and often in the opener, Tampa Bay is still searching for an answer to its hitting slump. The Orioles seek a fifth victory in seven tries as they send Miguel Gonzalez to the mound Tuesday...
Via Fox Sports Florida
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles Ball Girl Saves Run By Fielding Fair Ball (Video)

The Baltimore Orioles benefited from an extra outfielder on Sunday. An Orioles ball girl made a fine play on a hard-hit ground ball down the left field line off the bat of Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion, ranging to her left and extending her glove to make an impressive snag. The only problem? The ball was in fair play. As seen in video below, the third base umpire...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles fan snags foul ball with oversized glove (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes.A Baltimore Orioles fan snagged a foul ball with a humongous glove during the early innings of Saturday's game against Toronto.The ball bounced right to the fan, and it would have been nearly impossible for the fan to miss with the glove he brought to the game, which was at least three times the size of a regular glove. Just imagine if major...
Via Holdout Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Manny Machado making progress in his return from injury, return not imminent

Those who invested in Manny Machado on Draft Day with the plan to wait it out until his return from last season’s departure from action to play a young Forrest Whittaker in a series of films gruesome knee injury received positive news on Saturday as the third baseman took part in a simulated game, facing pitches from teammate John Santana. The quality of the at bats isn’t important...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

How the Baltimore Orioles will make the playoffs

The Orioles enter the 2014 season seeking to regain their playoff form from 2012. The O’s will have a tough road to get through in order to capture at least a wild card berth this year, as it seems that the AL East could end up being even tougher than it has been recently, with the Yankees reloading during the offseason and also a Blue Jays team that  is set to improve on a down...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jim Thome throws out laughably bad first pitch

Future Hall of Famer Jim Thome confirmed why he was a designated hitter for the majority of his career when he threw out the ceremonial first pitch for the Triple-A Charlotte Knights on Friday. Thome played for eight teams, was a five-time All Star, collected 2,328 hits and hit 612 home runs during his illustrious 22-year career, but there’s a reason pitching isn’t on his impressive...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss
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